Gene Mangrum of Nashville Tennessee thinks (Wednesday, August 25, 2004) the 9/11 hijackers were not intrepid
Umbrage at "intrepid"
I AM an avid fan of yours and your website. But I think you should refrain from language which may be interpreted as sympathetic to terrorists. It does not lend credibility or credence to your overall message. I quote:
"Hazard a guess that it spelt out in simple, credible language the reasons why Atta and his eighteen intrepid men were sacrificing themselves to attack Wall Street, the Pentagon, and the Capitol?"
I don't think these punks were "intrepid". "Cowardly" is more like it. I think people who kill innocent people or use innocent people's lives as simple cannon fodder are nothing more than cowards. Terrorism is a desperate act by those who feel powerless and are too cowardly to attack those who directly threaten them. One should not describe these types of cowards as brave or "intrepid".
I certainly hope that you don't sympathize with these scoundrels. I don't think you do and I don't think you intentionally mean to portray these terrorists as heroes or martyrs or sympathetic characters. But I just ask that you try to refrain from language that might be interpreted as support for these terrorist scumbags.
DAVID IRVING writes: